This Guilford County town, established in 1853, doesn't have as a tawdry of a history as its name suggests.
The town of Climax is named such because of its location on high ground. It's altitude 824 feet.
A number of other towns in North Carolina received their name because of their elevation either in comparison to the surrounding area or along a rail line. Apex and High Point are two examples.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
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